I was born into and raised in a Southern Baptist family, and was saved and baptised at the age of twelve. I'm not to proud to admit that I drifted into backsliding over the years. Lets just say there seemed to be someone trying to get my attention over the years and I always did believe in God. I think that one of the lower points was in the 90's when I was dabbling into some of the atrocious mess that was ongoing at the time, what with many people talking about being spiritual (witchcraft). I think the ultimate low point was going to a supposed area that had been used for magic, and sacrifices. I don't know what actually had gone on there before, but I definitely know there was something there when the group I was with was there. All I can say is that I fell like I was being attacked and when we were leaving one of the other guys there said the only reason the "spirit" (demon) didn't show itself was because I was there. I fully expect that it was the Holy Spirit within me who was watching out for me and protecting me.
Needless to say I am glad I woke up and turned my back on that blasphemy. More recently I was at a low point, that was until my Earthly father told me something totally out of the blue and unsolicited, "You know Jesus is coming back soon." Maybe it was a believer who was paying attention to what is going on in the World but it definitely felt like it was something more. Since that time I have been praying like I obviously should, and studying the word like is needed. I made a promise years ago that I was going to read the entire Bible, and I am 3/4 of the way there. I know true understanding comes through more than just reading the Bible one time through, but it is a promise I intend to keep.
The one thing that I keep running into that bothers me is the current crop of atheists and the prevalence of disbelief among the "names and faces" of the World. But all things considered this is something that was prophecised about thousands of years ago. I'm always amazed at how condenscending people get if you express your belief, even when they cannot properly express or defend their own beliefs, other than stating that "its science". This is expecially odd since some of it isn't actually science. Personally I've never had any issues between science and my faith. They're not mutually exclusive, but I wouldn't rely on science to save my soul.
All in all I am glad to have come back to the fold. I am currently looking for a good church that has the Holy spirit in it. I am eagerly awaiting the day that I can kneel before the throne and pay homage in person. Though I know not when this will be, but it defnitely feels close.